JUST IN: Muskegon River Watershed Assembly projects underway in Montcalm County

By Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 9:20 pm on Sunday, June 07, 2015

STANTON — The Muskegon River Watershed Assembly (MRWA) is working on some exciting projects in Montcalm County.

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners heard an update today from MRWA Director Terry Stilson. The Muskegon River is the second longest river in Michigan at 217 miles long. The Muskegon River Watershed is situated in west central Michigan and encompasses more than 2,700 miles.

A project underway now through September 2017 will involve local farmers and aims to create 24 acres of riparian buffer/filter strips, 10 acres of grassed waterways, five livestock stream crossings and 2,000 acres of cover crops.

Projects are also in the works for Tamarack Creek, specifically streambank stabilization at Artman Park and Minnie Farmer Park, both near Howard City.

A Voyage of Discovery paddling trip will tour Tamarack Creek on June 5 and the Little Muskegon River on June 6. Stilson invited Montcalm County commissioners to participate via canoe or kayak.

For more information about the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly, visit mrwa.org/ online.

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